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The road to wherever 2-10-15 Stalden - Zermett - Stalden
years ago when I was a very young child my good grandmother sent me a post card
of the mighty Matterhorn mountain. I loved this post card and still have it
today. My goal then was to one day get to see this massive mountain with my own
eyes and today was the day.
have been to the Alps many times but somehow have never managed to get close up
Day 11 The road to wherever 1-10-15 Intschi to Stalden
Today my plans were to head westwards across Switzerland to the wonderful town of Zermatt which lays right at the tip of the mighty Matterhorn mountain. However as you shall read I never quite got that far.
Over the last few weeks I as anyone can well imagine have been full of excitement and adventure. Everyday I'm out riding or climbing mountains and finally back at the hotel I sit for hours sorting the days photos out ...
I won't make this blog as long as I made the one yesterday, as I don't want to write another Switzerland tourism advert. Today I must admit, the weather was rotten. It was very cloudy with occasional clear patches of incredible blue sky. However when it rained it really really rained and also there was lightning and the most tremendous thunder ever. The first burst of thunder made Dina run for cover and I ducked down also. It was like 100 cannons going off ...
... to a fairytale palace in the heart of the ice. Here glittering ice crystals and shimmering ice sculptures danced before our eyes. A few of the group were becoming a little breathless so we returned to the restaurant where Chris had organized glasses of Prosecco ( my favourite) overlooking the mountains. Perfection! Thursday and our last day here. Quite cool and windy as we started out towards the gondola station for a ride up to Trogener Steg then to ...
... warn her to slow down when the trail was particularly steep!
After about 15mins I saw Jeff & Jill on the trail above us but even they couldn't catch up.
In the final stretch the trail changed to a wider and more level surface as we exited the forest and continued through grassy meadows full of cows and sheep all wearing bells. With the Bort cable car station in sight and a time check showing we'd only taken 30mins we were able to cut the pace slightly and enjoy the ...